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Algorithmic Colonization
Abeba Birhane

As algorithmic systems become an ever more integral aspect of much of the social sphere, their application for “social good” has also increased. Western-made AI is deployed throughout the African continent with great enthusiasm and little regulation or critical engagement, in a manner that resembles past colonial conquests. This talk explores some of the critical and ethical questions that need to be raised with the “digitization” of the African continent and the use of AI for “social good”.

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Abeba Birhane (University College Dublin, Ireland)

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